Today, September 16th, 2020, Apple released version 14 of both iOS and iPadOS, along with updated versions of tvOS and watchOS.

Information Systems & Computing (ISC) strongly recommends that all University users considering upgrading their devices to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 adopt a “wait and see” approach and continue to use earlier versions of iOS and iPadOS for at least a few days following these releases. This short wait allows time for any initial bugs and compatibility issues in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to be identified and either fixed or avoided. ISC and other Penn constituents have tested late beta versions of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. They have not discovered any compatibility issues with various University systems and many current University apps, including the apps and services listed here:

  • Duo Mobile
  • LastPass
  • PennO365 and associated apps
  • Gmail
  • Penn+Box
  • Dropbox
  • BlueJeans
  • Zoom
  • Vonage Enterprise
  • PennMobile
  • Canvas
  • Slack
  • Workday
  • RDP
  • AirPennNet

The iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 upgrades should not affect any data on the device being upgraded. Still, as with any operating system change, ISC strongly recommends performing a backup before upgrading. ISC also recommends connecting devices to a power source for the duration of the upgrade process. Lastly, ISC recommends updating all apps via the App Store before upgrading to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.